Me gusta 
Peak gastronomic experiences draw on the collective genetic memory of the human race, reaching across national and racial lines and superseding all questions of taste, culture, habit or custom. – Jeffrey Steingarten, "It Must've Been Something I Ate"

Ignoring the boundaries of countries and generations, three actors, a female dancer and two chefs concoct a new eating ritual that walks the tight-rope between the subdued concentration of a Japanese tea ceremony and the exuberance of a cannibal dance.

They draw inspiration from familiar and exotic pots and pans to put together a universal menu for their audience. Obscure vegetables and products from overseas bubble away in a melting-pot of customs and practices. The victuals are dished up and served to those present with great care and devotion and with respect for convention. Taste buds are caught off guard, gastronomic reason is challenged. Me gusta is a cultural adventure that is full of surprises. And it requires total abandonment on the part of the audience!

Anyone who has seen the kitchen concert Patatboem and the culinary peep show PEEP&EAT knows that Laika sets out to tantalize more than just the eye and the ear. Smelling, tasting and feeling are also very much part of the new production Me gusta.

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An eating ritual - a co-production by Laika, Le Volcan Scène nationale du Havre (F), the Cultural Centre Genk (B) and Linz 2009, Cultural Capital Europe (AU)  |  BY AND WITH Peter De Bie, Lieve De Pourcq, Caroline Fransens, Manuela Lauwers, Simone Milsdochter, Alain Rinckhout, Jo Roets, Anabel Schellekens, Pieter Smet, Bram Smeyers, Michiel Soete, Rik Van Gysegem, Anton Van Haver, Peter Vermeersch, Jille Waegebaert
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October 2008
Turnhout
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Fr17/1019:00 Première
Sa18/1019:00
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Genk
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Th23/1020:15
Fr24/1020:15
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November 2008
Mortsel
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Foix
L' estive +33 (0)5 61 05 05 55
Th13/1120:45
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Valentine
Pronomades en Haute Garonne +33 (0)5 6179 97 60
Th20/1121:00
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Le Havre
We26/1119:30
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Fr28/1120:30
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Su30/1112:30
December 2008
Hasselt
We03/1220:00
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Fr05/1220:00
Portimao
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Th18/1220:30
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Sa20/1220:30
Su21/1220:30
January 2009
Lissabon
Centro Cultural de Belém +351 (0)213 612 444
We21/0120:30
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Sa24/0120:30
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Viseu
Teatro Viriato +351 (0)232 480 119
We28/0120:30
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March 2009
Calais
Le Channel +33 (0)3 21 46 77 00
We25/0320:00
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June 2009
Linz
Th25/0621:00
Fr26/0621:00
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Su28/0619:00
August 2009
's Hertogenbosch
Theaterfestival Boulevard +31 (0)73 613 76 71
Tu11/0819:30
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September 2009
Hasselt
Tu01/0920:00
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March 2010
Houthalen-Helchteren
CC Casino 011 49 22 90
Fr26/0320:15
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May 2010
Lier
Fr14/0520:15
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